Law:Title 4. Liability In Tort from Chapter 97. Liability Of Persons Providing Services For A Governmental Unit (Texas)

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Chapter 97. Liability Of Persons Providing Services For A Governmental Unit

Section  97.001.  Liability Of Correctional Facilities And Officers Barred For Certain Acts Of Inmates.

A correctional facility or an officer or employee of a correctional facility is not liable for damages arising from an act committed by a person confined in the correctional facility that is in violation of Section 38.111, Penal Code. This section does not apply if the officer or employee of the correctional facility knowingly assists or participates in the conduct prohibited by Section 38.111, Penal Code.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1337, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 584, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.



Section  97.002.  Limit On Liability Of Certain Highway, Road, And Street Contractors.

A contractor who constructs or repairs a highway, road, or street for the Texas Department of Transportation is not liable to a claimant for personal injury, property damage, or death arising from the performance of the construction or repair if, at the time of the personal injury, property damage, or death, the contractor is in compliance with contract documents material to the condition or defect that was the proximate cause of the personal injury, property damage, or death.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 584, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.


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